Breast reduction is one of the commonest performed plastic surgeries in India. Currently, clinical evaluations indicate an increase in breast reduction among men, something that wasn’t the case a decade ago. Moreover, more numbers are rising up to enjoy the benefits of plastic surgery.
Gynecomastia In Males: What It Really Means!
Gynecomastia is also termed as man boobs, where the male breasts enlarge and become noticeable as though they were for a woman. According to a study, it was estimated that at least 51% of males live with enlarged breasts at one point in life.
The condition is associated with a great psychological impact which sees many lose their confidence, self-esteem, and even their jobs.
Since it is a common problem in men today, researchers are increasingly trying to understand how gynecomastia develops in males. On a sad note, the actual cause of man boobs isn’t known, but the following can play a part;
It is noted that men who have an increase in estrogen and low testosterone hormone can suffer from gynecomastia. A number of factors can trigger hormonal imbalances and these include; medications, thyroid problems among others.
Genetics ‘Genetic Predisposition’
A man can also develop man boobs in case gynecomastia runs in the family. Similarly, an increased likelihood for him to develop man boobs can pave a way to developing gynecomastia at an earlier stage.
Men who are overweight have higher chances of suffering from gynecomastia, although it may not generally be an enlarged glandular tissue. In this case, the fat deposit could increase the size of the breasts.
Drugs & Medications
Certain medications or drugs can cause gynecomastia in males and these include; metronidazole, Efavirenz, diazepam, digoxin, and Ketoconazole among others.
Men who are fond of taking alcohol in high quantities and those who take drugs; such as heroin, amphetamines, and marijuana have higher chances of developing gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia & Breast Reduction: What’s Between The Two?
Men with man boobs have what is termed as an enlarged glandular tissue. Others may also have increased fat deposits at the same time. To help a man get back his normal breasts, a gynecomastia surgery in India is conducted by removing the enlarged glandular tissue and the fat, if present. That is- a combination of liposuction and excision of breast tissue.
The procedure is conducted under anesthesia and through an incision that the surgeon may render necessary.